With an External Platform Services Controller you have the ability to manage multiple vCenter servers from one pane. It sounded like quite a cool option so I thought I would get it installed in the lab!

vCenter Architecture Options:

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Hardware Requirements:

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  1. Build a Windows Server VM with 2 CPUs and 2 GB of RAM
  2. Attach the vCenter 6.0 ISO to your VM
  3. Double click the autorun to start setup. Click Install then next
  4. Enter a System Name and click Next

System Name
5. Fill out the vCenter Single Sign On Information and click next

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Note: The vCenter Single Sign on Domain must be different to Active directory domain or you will be presented with this message:

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6. Accept the default ports and click next

Ports
7. Click next

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8. Check the settings and click Install

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Once setup is completed, click Finish. Now you can connect your vCenter servers to the Platform services Controller.
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